This weekend sees Brit Callum Smith take on
Germany’s Jurgen Brähmer the Netherland’s Holzken in the final round of the semi finals of the World Boxing Super Series.
Depending what country you’re in depends if you can even access the fight. It’s not being shown everywhere in the world so you could be left disappointed.
In this guide we’re going to show you how it’s possible to watch the entire fight online from any country in the world. Best of all it doesn’t involve any dodgy illegal streams that you usually find scattered all over the internet.
So if you’re a Brit or Dutch abroad or you just love boxing and don’t want to miss the fight then following the simple instructions below.
Watch Smith vs Holzken live online
Smith vs Holzken is being shown live online on both YouTube and Russian streaming service MatchTV! The fight is being shown absolutely free on both services.
However, to watch on YouTube you need to be in a select few countries such as the USA and to watch on MatchTV! you need to be in Russia.
With an app called a VPN you can make it appear as if you are in the USA or Russia and watch on any website no matter what country you’re in. So if you’re in the UK, Australia, Germany or any other country in the world you can stream the entire fight free.
A VPN will set you back about $11 US dollars (approximately £8 or €9) but if you subscribe for longer it can be as cheap as $2.75 a month. Which is actually not bad considering if you pay to watch the fight it would be nearly $24.
All you need to do is follow the 5 easy steps below.
How to watch Smith vs Holzken live online:
- Sign up to the VPN service from NordVPN by clicking here.
- Download the correct app from their VPN Apps section for your Android, iOS, Windows or Mac device.
- Install the app, run it and login with your account details.
- On the map select the United States (1).
- If it doesn’t connect automatically, click the connection button (2).
It takes less than 30 seconds for the NordVPN app to get connected to the United States and it does all the hard work for you.
Once connected all you need to do is head over to the WBSS Official YouTube channel where you’ll be able to stream the entire fight live including all the undercards.
When you’ve finished watching you can simply disconnect from the NordVPN app.
Russian Fight Stream
If you’re having trouble with the YouTube stream of the fight such as you can’t get it to work or you’re far from the US so it’s slow and buffering then you can watch an alternative stream.
All you need to do is instead of connecting to the USA on the NordVPN app you should connect to Russia.
Once you’ve connected head over to the MatchTV! Live Stream page where you’ll be able to watch the Smith vs Brähmer fight live.
When is Smith vs Holzken on?
Smith vs Holzken takes place on Saturday 24th February 2018.
The action kicks off from 7 pm but the actual fight is more likely to take place around 9 or 10 pm with the undercards and various pieces of entertainment filling up the earlier time schedules.
The fight will take place in Nuremberg, Germany
which will no doubt encourage home support for Brähmer which is neutral ground for both fighters but with a large following, Liverpudlian Smith is unlikely to be without a few fans ringside.
Who will the winner of Smith vs Holzken face and when?
Last Saturday’s fight between Eubank Jr and Groves ended in a unanimous decision for Groves who has booked his place the final.
The winner of the Smith vs Holzken fight will meet Groves in the final of the World Boxing Super Series.
The final date is yet unconfirmed although rumour suggests it is likely to take place in June this year. If Smith manages to progress it will be an all out British final and would likely take place at the o2.
If Holzken progresses then the final could be held either in the UK or the Netherlands, although a recent tweet suggests the o2 arena in London is the likely venue for the final regardless of who takes part.
With Groves leaving the ring on Saturday with what looked like a suspected dislocated shoulder he’ll be hoping the final is as far off in the future to give him time to recover.
Watch Smith vs Holzken Conclusion
The entire fight can be streamed officially online to any country in the world, all you’ll need to do this is get a VPN app.
You have the choice of two different streams. Either a live stream on YouTube by connecting to the US on the NordVPN app or the live stream on MatchTV! by connecting to Russia.
All you need is a VPN which you can get by clicking the link below and following the 5 simple steps listed earlier in this guide.